2.93 upgrade not worth the $?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Colin20, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Colin20 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    #1
    In the Canadian ADC store I'm looking at the price difference to upgrade from the 2.66 to the 2.93 processor. It is $240 cdn to upgrade by 0.27. Is there any justification to spend the extra $240 on such a small increase?
     
  2. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Location:
    Australia
    #2
    if time is expensive than the extra speed helps
     
  3. Colin20 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    #3
    Not for me it's not. I'm just curious to hear some opinions.
     
  4. Styxie macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Location:
    Holland
    #4
    It's not all in the CPU, mind you. The 2.66 has the 9400M integrated video card, whilst the 2.93 has the dedicated GGT 120 standard, and BTO to better.
     
  5. eXan macrumors 601

    eXan

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Location:
    Russia
    #5
    And why do you mention iMacs in the MacBook Pro, PowerBook forum?
     
  6. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    #6
    I don't think the speed increase from 2.66GHz to 2.93GHz is worth it unless you've got the spare cash and want the best, or you're someone who will realise that extra amount in the time they save performing CPU-heavy tasks. For most users, the 2.66GHz is more than enough.

    I think most people would notice more of a real-world difference by upgrading from a HDD to SSD drive.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008

Share This Page